I am so excited. All I have to do is sew on the snaps and trip the ribbon. I couldn't use buttons because Tricot stretches and snags to easily. The snaps won't be visible. I wanted to see what the sleeves would look like so I made them and pinned them on and loved them. They are exactly what I wanted so I decided to stick with my original design. I think Jeff likes it and I can't wait to try it on a baby. It may be a few years though :)
Jeff and I got some cake decorating stuff so we decided to try it out today. I wanted to do something funky and I've never used that tip before. I think it works better for borders. Jeff even tried to do it and did very well. I think his favorite part was eating the icing.
Here is what is done on the baby dress so far. I need to add the sleeves and ribbon around the waist. I also have to decide how to fasten the back. I think I will do some nice buttons. Maybe some small round white ones. Let me know what you think I should do for the back. I also don't know if I should use the ribbon to put along the edge of the sleeves. It is a little thick, should I find the same color but a little smaller?
This weekend we planned a campout for our ward. We had a great turnout and I think everyone had a blast. We ate hot dogs and smores and cake and other camping goodies. Somone even brought the stuff to make cobbler. We had about five couples stay overnight and it was perfect weather. Jeff and I were excited to try our tent we got in the fall. I went a little overboard with bedding though. I packed an egg carton pad, two comforters, sleeping bag and two blankets. Before bed we all played would you rather and already this morning people commented on some of the questions, the whole ward has inside jokes!!!
I don't have any pictures but I thought it was time to report what I have been up to. I have a lot of projects I am working on for communications. Most all of my classes give projects instead of other types of homework. I have a group presentation in my Media Law and Ethics class on Invasion of Privacy for famous people. We are comparing different case studies. I also did very well on the last exam. In Mass Media we have a group presentation about once every two weeks. I'm not too big on group projects because I don't like putting the fate of my grade in other peoples' hands so I end up doing almost all the work. The presentations aren't worth as many points as they should be also. Sewing is going well. I am cutting out the fabric for the child coat. I am making mine out of fleece and it will be lined also. I have the bodice sewn together and I just have the sleeves and then adding the skirt for the dress. I will also need to decide how it will close in the back. I am very pleased with how it is turning out. I finished making some bibs for Tiffany and I finished cutting out some more bibs for Alycia. They will be blue, green, red, baby blue and a white and green and blue striped. Vocal class is amazing, I love it. It is really relaxed and I am singing Now that I've seen her on Wednesday. Public relations we have an assignment due almost every class. I really like my interpersonal communication class. It is hard but I learn a lot. My professor is so funny, I laugh so hard during every class. He tells really good stories. He reminds me of my Uncle Don. Work is good. EFY started so they will be pain in the butt. I get a lot of really dumb questions. I only have to work Thursday nights this semester and I will be second in line for the fall to pick my hours. I am moving up!
We are excited about our ward camp out we are in charge of. It will be on Friday-Saturday. We are going to get hot dogs and smores and I am going to make a cake in the shape of a 58 because that is the name of our ward. I hope a lot of people come other wise Jeff and I will have cake out the wazoo!
Last night we had friends over for Family Home Evening. We made bird feeders out of pine cones and peanut butter. They have a baby named Andrew and he is so cute. They are a lot of fun to hang out with and just chat. It was a lot of fun. I want to try and invite a different couple over every other Family Home Evening. Some day I will have kids I can assign stuff to and I'll need one of those charts or plaques that gives out the different assignments.
Jeff is having fun building something for work. He isn't allowed to use the tools at work but he needed something so he brought the stuff home and is working on it in our carpeted kitchen on our kitchen table. There are saws and dremels involved so I have to admit I am a bit nervous. I like having a kitchen table.
I am making great progress on my baby dress. I am ahead in the class which is good because I can do more variations on the pattern to make it exactly how I want it. I finished sewing the ribbon onto the bottom of the sheer fabric. I also sewed all the skirt layers together.